Introduction to Physical Education


  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Physical Education
    B. Course Number: PY 113 - 10354
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Baldwin, John
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 153
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2742
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:30:00 AM-11:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:30:00 AM-11:30:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This is a physical education theory course that provides instruction about the foundations of physical education, aims, objectives, scope, and general significance of physical education involving all age groups. This is a three credit hour course.


    This course is designed to transfer as an introductory / foundations class in physical education pedagogy. Please check with your institution of choice for transferability accuracy.



    Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport (Wuest and Fisette) 19th Edition, McGraw Hill Company
    ISBN# 978-1-259-92240-4



    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students grades are based on total points accumulated from their performance on chapter assignments, quizzes, questions, discussions and other required assignments.

    Module Zero 55 pts
    Questions Assignments 540 pts
    Discussion Questions 540 pts
    Assessment Artifacts assignment 200 pts
    Discussion Board assignment 200 pts
    Shot paper Sociological Issues 150 pts
    Assorted Assignments 670 pts
    Final Exam 100 pts
    Extra Credit 140 pts possible

    In particular grades will be figured as follows:

    2455 - 2209 pts. = A
    2208 - 1964 pts. = B
    1963 - 1718 pts. = C
    1717 - 1473 pts. = D
    Below 1473 Pts. = F

    *Late assignments will not be accepted after one week. You have only one week to make up missed assignments.
    **Please note that the instructor will respond to e-mails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.
    ** Grades will be posted every Thursday, by 5:00 PM.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
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    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    By the end of this course students should be able to:

    1. demonstrate organizational skills essential to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    2. identify benefits and drawbacks of available careers and opportunities in the related fields of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    3. design a program related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport within the community (NMJC institutional Self and Community outcome).

    4. communicate an awareness of the ethical issues/concerns related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    By the end of this course students should be able to:

    1. understand the definitions and philosophies of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    2. have a chance to explore the professions and careers available
    in physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    3. develop an understanding of the aims and general objectives of
    physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    4. comprehend the historical background of physical education,exercise science, and sport, how they developed, and the emerging ethical issues present within these disciplines today.

    5. learn the biological, physiological, sociological, and biomechanical foundations of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    6. develop an understanding of the relationship between communities and physical education, exercise science, and sport programs.

    7. be presented with current issues and trends within the disciplines of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    8. learn the pedagogy of teaching skills and techniques as they relate to physical education, exercise science and sport. .


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    *Late assignments will not be accepted after one week. You have only one week to make up missed assignments.
    **Please note that the instructor will respond to e-mails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends
    ** Grades will be posted every Thursday, by 5:00 PM.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Module Zero

    Academic Honesty 10 pts
    Introduction discussion 20 pts
    Student Profile 10 pts
    Contact Information 10 pts
    Syllabus Quiz 5 pts
    total (55 pts)

    Week #1 Chapter 1: Meaning and Philosophy
    Discussion Question 30 pts
    Questions 80 pts
    Total 110 pts

    Week #2 Chapter 2: Goals and Objectives

    * Read chapter 2
    Developing Philosophy 60 pts
    App. of Domains of learning 90 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    total 210 pts

    Week #3 Chapter 3: Role in Society and Education

    * Read chapter 3
    Assess. Artifacts Assignment 200 pts
    Discussion Question 30 pts
    Total 230 pts

    Week #4 Chapter 4: Historical Foundations

    * Read chapter 4
    Time Line Assignment 100 pts
    Topic Assignment 40 pts
    Discussion Assignment 40 pts
    Total 180 pts

    Week #5 Chapter 5: Motor Behavior

    * Read chapter 5
    Questions 80 pts
    discussion Questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    Toatal 140 pts

    Week #6 Chapter 6: Biomechanical Foundations

    * Read chapter 6

    Questions 100 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    Total 160 pts

    Week #7 Chapter 7: Exercise Physiology and Fitness

    * Read chapter 7

    Questions 100 pts
    Discussions Questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    Total 160 pts

    Week #8 Chapter 8: Sociological Foundations

    * Read chapter 8
    Short paper Sociological Issues 150 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 60 pts

    Total 210 pts

    Week #9 Chapter 9: Sport and Exercise Psychology

    * Read chapter 9
    Questions 100 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    Total 160 pts

    Week # 10 Reading Assignment

    Questions 80 pts
    Discussion Assignment #1 30 pts
    Discussion Assignment #2 30 pts
    Total 140 pts

    Week #11 Reading Assignment

    Attaining a Professional Career 50 pts
    Professional organization 50 pts
    Choosing a Career 75 pts
    Total 175 pts

    Week #12 Reading Assignment

    Certification and Association 40 pts
    Discussion questions 1 & 2 60 pts
    Total 100 pts

    Week #13 Reading Assignment

    Get Connected Assignment 50 pts
    Fitness Careers Assignment 30 pts
    Health related careers 45 pts
    Total 125 pts

    Week #14 Reading assignment

    Discussion board Assignment 200 pts
    Extra Credit Quiz 90 pts

    Week #15

    Reading assignment
    Final exam (Take Home) 100 pts
    Extra Credit Course evaluation 50 pts

    Week #16 (make up Work)(Post final grades)

    Total Points = 2455 pts.